FINAL BUFFALO SKATE AND JOURNEY ACROSS THE BORDER
As the final day of Team USA's pre-tournament camp takes place here at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York, the coaches will run the players through a series of drills focusing on game situations. After practice, the team grabbed a quick meal and then boarded the bus for its journey to Oshawa, Ontario where Team USA will hold its second pre-tournament camp from Dec. 21-24. The nearly three hour bus ride included the showing of "Bridge of Spies."
PRE-TOURNAMENT GAMES ON THE HORIZON
This week the United States will take part in its first games as a team since the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, last August. Team USA will first face Switzerland on Dec. 21 at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario, before taking on the Czech Republic on Dec. 23 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Both games are set for 7 p.m. ET puck drops.
"We're excited to get things going," said Luke Kunin, captain of the U.S. National Junior Team. "We've been practicing with a lot of speed and with the amount of skill we have we're all pretty anxious to take on a pair of quality opponents this week before the tournament gets underway."
KUNIN JOINS STELLICK AND SIMMER IN THE MORNING
As a follow up to Team USA's captains announcement, Kunin joined Sirius XM/NHL Network's "Stellick and Simmer In the Morning" with hosts Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson. To hear the appearance, click the link.